BCJ 565 Deviant Behavior
3 Semester Units
Deviant behavior seeks to understand deviance from key sociological perspectives and theories. The text provides real-world examples of deviance throughout to encourage critical thinking about deviant behavior and its impact.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Assess the importance of social norms and the classification of deviant behavior.
- Evaluate the role that individuals in society play when creating deviance.
- Judge the various extensions and criticisms of anomie theory.
- Assess the role of group and subcultural components in producing excessive drinking and alcoholism.
- Distinguish the differences between structural and processual theories of deviance.
- Identify the three reasons why stigma is associated with mental disorders.